First edition of the sequel to BENJAMIN BUNNY, in the rare publisher's glassine printed 1911 or after (with titles running to TIMMY TIPTOES).
THE TALE OF THE FLOPSY BUNNIES
"I must try and do another rabbit book [...] all the little boys and girls like the rabbits best." – Potter letter to a young fan
In this book Potter returns to her beloved characters Benjamin Bunny and Peter Rabbit – now as adults. According to biographer Linda Lear, "Both BENJAMIN BUNNY and the later TALE OF THE FLOPSY BUNNIES grew out of 'left-over illustrations' from PETER RABBIT." Adult Peter Rabbit is a florist, and this time his niblings are the ones sneaking into Mr. McGregor's garden. This is a great copy, rare in the wrapper.
Read more: Lear, Beatrix Potter: A Life in Nature; Quinby, Beatrix Potter: A Bibliographical Check List, 16B.
London: Frederick Warne, 1909. 5.5'' x 4.25''. Original brown paper boards. In publisher's printed glassine dust jacket. Front flap lists Roly-Poly Pudding, Pie and the Patty Pan and Ginger and Pickles; rear flap lists Fierce Bad Rabbit and Miss Moppet; rear panel lists titles to Timmy Tiptoes. Illustrated with color frontispiece plus 26 color illustrations printed on glossy paper. Notice board still present on p. 14. Without Evans' imprint page  (ref. Quinby). 85,  pages. Ink gift inscription dated 1912 else fine. Glassine has triangular piece off from front lower left corner to back right corner with price missing, otherwise text largely intact, good only but clearly afforded the fine book protection.
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